The “Shark Tank” for producers the: Global Beatmakers League (GBL) is here to facilitate building relationships, creating opportunities for placements, potentially getting signed, and offering players advice and feedback from industry professionals.
Last season we were able to get a producer a job with an audio facility, and another participant got signed to an A&R!
Our goal is to get your music heard and connect our scouts with the hottest producers from around the world.
MAY 23RD, 2021
GBL SSN 2 FORMAT:
1. Player & submitted tracks introduced to scouts
2. The first 90 seconds of beat played live on Zoom
3. Scouts deliver feedback and will either offer their email to get in touch afterwards or they won't (it's Shark Tank)
*All participants will receive a recorded version of this event
SSN 2 SCOUTS:
1. Internet Money Records: JR Hitmaker :
Looking for producers to sign, collab, or just put on!
Long before he transformed into a multiplatinum producer and member of powerhouse collective Internet Money, JR Hitmaker started hustling beats online by his sophomore year of high school.
However, the Dayton, OH native didn’t start crafting music for the platinum plaques or awards
“I just wanted money to eat the good lunch everybody else was eating,” he laughs. “I was stuck eating the school lunch, so I had to figure out how to make some money. When I realized people would buy my beats in bulk, I raised the price. But at first—it was just for lunch!”
Music felt predestined for the budding talent even before he made his first upload. Inspired by his drummer dad, JR picked up the drums at just seven-years-old and developed an innate sense of rhythm. In seventh grade, he progressed so much on the instrument that he earned a spot in the high school marching band. As a result, “instead of being in the streets during the summertime, [he would] be out on the marching band and drill team.”
Discovering Fruity Loops at fourteen-years-old, he immersed himself in the art of beat-making. Constantly churning out music, his discography stretches back to a high school-era placement for a cut featuring Roscoe Dash before moving on to tracks boasting spots by 21 Savage and Kevin Gates. 2013 saw him rise to prominence on Soundclick, generating a rapidly growing buzz. Soon, he could quit his day job at Burger King and focus on music full-time.
After meeting Internet Money founder Taz Taylor on Twitter, he signed to the production team. During 2017, he achieved a major placement, cooking up the sonic framework for Gucci Mane’s 'Tone It Down' [feat. Chris Brown] from the gold-certified chart-topping Mr. Davis. Building a profile as an in-demand presence in the studio, his production fueled the multiplatinum mega-smash 'Plug Walk' for Rich The Kid, 'Freestyle' for Lil Baby, 'Tell My Haters' for Lil Skies, 'I’ll Be Fine' for Juice WRLD, and more. Along the way, he introduced a slick and simmering style punctuated by a wide palette that encompasses everything from sweeping melodies to guitar samples.
In the end, JR Hitmaker’s style maintains the purity he first approached music with way back at the beginning.
“I take a lot of pride in my melodies,” he leaves off. “A beat can do so much. When you hear it, it can make you feel a certain type of way. I want to share that.”
'Plug Walk' for Rich The Kid, 'Freestyle' for Lil Baby, 'Tell My Haters' for Lil Skies, 'I’ll Be Fine' for Juice WRLD, and more
Melody studied Communications & PR in university, in addition to graduating from her Artist Management Program at Harris Institute. She started her career as a music grant writer at DMC grants, where she wrote grants for rising & established Toronto artists. This eventually led to artist management & tour management for Derek Wise (Toronto), 88GLAM (Toronto), Neemz (Boston) and Vinnthewave (NYC) who all exist under her M3 imprint.
Melody is also a project manager at HXOUSE as well as being the executive assistant to La Mar Taylor who is the co-founder of XO Records & HXOUSE. Melody has many years of experience in the music industry and has worked with brands such as Havana Club, Adidas, Microsoft, Google, Vans, Converse, Perrier and much more.
3. Undeniable Management & Revels Group : Josh Hall (Producer A&R + Manager)
My name is Josh Hall, I’m 22 and from Port Charlotte Florida I’ve worked for Internet Money Records as an A&R and helped setup sessions send beat packs out and helped with the artists, as well as signed Mason Wu to Internet Money. I have my own Management Company called Undeniable MGMT now that I founded with Jonathan Hicks (A&R at Internet Money) Where Dro Kenji, Moe Young, and Memoria XI are signed to and I just recently partnered with The Revels Group and help out with their producer division by setting up sessions with artist & producers and sending out beat & loop packs as well as helping bring new producers and artists to the team
If you have purchased a producer ticket to CAMP: Getaway you will receive free entrance to GBL SSN 2
For more information click here: CAMP: Getaway